Taking a break from opening for the White Stripes, M. Ward played a solo show at the underused John Ansford Theater last Friday. The theater’s outdoor foothill stage was a nice fit for his postmodern back porch country/bluegrass/blues/folk rock.
Recommended Show of the Week: Decemberists @ Henry Fonda, Glasshouse. There are two kinds of college students – jocks and nerds. Likewise there are two types of college bands. The Decemberists are a nerd band and they catch a lot of shit from jock bands. One of the jock bands even stole The Decemberist’s tour equipment earlier this year. Check out the Henry Fonda Tuesday or Wednesday or the Glasshouse on Friday and watch as The Decemberists fight back for their peace and self respect.
Art Brut are headed for America; to make their L.A. debut at Spaceland, 11/17
Recommended Show of the Week: Black Smiths @ Silverlake Lounge. Smiths cover band? Pass. Black Sabbath tribute? Yawn. The songs of the Smiths set to the music of Sabbath? YESSS!!! Check out frontman Ozzisey Morrisbourne and guitarist Johnny Iomarr this Wednesday at Silverlake Lounge.